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rear reverse light delete. thanks to padanky for the inspiration to get the project rolling and the advice he gave me... also installed my JDM chrome door handles...





here is my process. i didnt want to litter this thread with 20 huge pictures so i put them as thumbnails... just click to see em. i was originally going to try and use a single peice of urethane cut to size and heat formed to match the contour but that instantly became way to much of a hastle. so i decided to break out the plastic welder and go peace by peace forming and shaping as i went. that worked much better and after about 11 hours i had the filler material on and block out. i used a spare peice of plastic from my old front bumper that had aggresive negotiations with a curb. and the filler material i used was SEM problem bumper repair material. its much sturdier than using normal filler and it wont crack over time and bonds much better to multiple types of bumper material. especially urethane. the only draw back is it smells like crap, spreads like crap and sands like crap. lol. but its worth. then i followed up with 4 heavy coats of primer surfacers. blocked it out 180 320 and 500. followed by a few spot primes... then wet sanded the whole bumper with 1000 grit taking care of of a few other chips and knicks... then re painted with a waterborne paint. im very happy with the end result... what do you guys think?

 

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Can't hassle what they don't know ;)
Unless of course regular inspections are required I suppose
 

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Did you do all the sanding by hand or electric?
 

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a little bit of both. to cut up the surface with 80 grit to prep for filler i used my DA sander wich is air powered also used it to cut down the plastic weld and feather everything out.. thats the only pneumatic sanding tool i used. the rest of the filler and primer was done by hand as it should be. never use power tools to sand filler. youll never be able to shape it right. same goes for primer although there are times you can get away with using a DA sander with an interface pad.

as for my reverse light i will be modding my third brake light to have white LEDs every other LED for visual and people behind me. and for actual light ill be mounting a high power LED light bar up underneath the bumper to light up the ground. it wont be visible from the outside but the light will be adequate for backing up in the dark. :cheers:
 
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